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The Stag Inn

££ - £££, British,
Kirdford Road | Balls Cross, Petworth GU28 9JP, England
+44 1403 820241
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Kirdford Road | Balls Cross, Petworth GU28 9JP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A real English pub, friendly and helpful staff, good atmosphere, parking good, tables and chairs out the front garden at the rear.

Thank Michael W
Erika G, Owner at The Stag Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks- Im glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here while in the area after searching online for a good quality country inn before making the long drive home. Beautiful location. Very welcoming and friendly. The food was simply delicious; so good we've decided to make the long drive back just to revisit!...More

Thank HolidayFoodies
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I will start with the bad. I have yet to eat a sprout in a pub to compare with those we grow at home. The problem is that a pub has to cook what is on offer at the supermarket or wholesalers. Now if you...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here with some friends. Proper pub! Great food,great service,great beer & even a plate of biscuits for our dog! So nice to find a pub that is a proper country pub.

Thank bri202015
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It was suggested by our friends, who have eaten here before, that we meet for our regular luncheon catch up, as they had previously enjoyed a good meal. They were so disappointed and frankly embarrassed that they had made us drive an hour for a...More

4  Thank JokeBels
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Real old fashion pub with log fire, low ceilings & oak beams, very welcoming staff, cosy restaurant, good starter menu, bit restricted with mains but well presented, good quality and tasty, rather large portions, a fair price for what we received.

Thank DavidGrist
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A truly traditional country pub . Rustic and charming with nice garden area . Quite small inside building but very friendly . Good beers and wholesome food . Dog friendly too !

Thank gn0mey
Reviewed 29 August 2017

What a charming, quintessentially English country pub, in a beautiful part of the world. First time here, for a meeting of our esteemed book club on a glorious late summer evening. Greeted with a friendly welcome and, despite being very busy, a smile and an...More

Thank AndrewMorris53
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A great overnight stay in our Motorhome. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a nice wine. Very friendly atmosphere.

1  Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Just superb. A very welcoming landlord in a perfect country pub. The food was easily the best I'd had in a pub for years - just goes to show that truly independent pubs can be brilliant! As for the utter morons who complain about the...More

2  Thank NigelJ0nes
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Richard D
27 March 2015|
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Response from breadsauce2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Simon, the owner/ chef, has gluten intolerance so understands the problem well. If you speak to a member of staff I am sure they will be able to arrange something for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirdford Road | Balls Cross, Petworth GU28 9JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Petworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 820241
  • E-mail
The Stag InnSimple and unspoilt... the quintessential ale drinker's pubThe Stag Inn family and staff look forward to welcoming you at their beautiful 17th C country pub.Renowned and awarded for its passion for real ales, The Stag Inn also offers a wonderful selection of wines by the glass (or bottle). The menu ranges from simple pub grub and snacks served in the bar (or their lovely garden!) to wonderful English country dining in their charming candlelit restaurant. Look out for superb Salt Beef sandwiches on crusty bloomer as well as local game, steaks, handmade sausages and homemade short crust pies. Fish & shellfish lovers are not forgotten either.Fabulous roasts are served from midday to 4pm every Sunday and the bar is open all day Saturday and Sundays.We provide water and tethering for horses and free treats for our canine friends as well as bags for muddy boots.Hunting, shooting, fishing, walking, cycling, riding, eating and drinking... all welcome!
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